Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Week 52 Triple Chocolate Cookies!

Well, I made it all the way to week 52. There were a few misses in there, its been a crazy year with moving several times, renovations, teaching, etc. However I'm glad to be finishing strong!

This week we made triple chocolate cookies. My fam had a progressive dinner to travel round to see everyone's Christmas decor so I made these for dessert. It was wonderful to be finished before Christmas as I have been sick and slogging around very slowly all day.

Pic is coming soon I hope (it is on my new iphone which is way smarter than me and I need M or O to figure out how to get it into my email)

 I am not a real chocolate fan so I'm not the best one to trust. To me these cookies were too rich-I could only eat 1/2 a cookie over the course of several hours (but maybe that is a good thing...). My reviewers however said they were divine! Everyone loved them. Some even made them into ice cream sandwiches with peppermint ice cream.

Check out the recipe and other reviewers!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Almond Biscotti

This week we made biscotti

here it is!
(I don't know why I even bother with the photos, they don't do me justice...)

I have just pulled it out of the oven so I'll hold off on reviewing it until tomorrow (they are supposed to sit for an hour before eating). However I must say, mine were not getting crispy in the oven (I even cooked them an extra 10 min) and when I ate one it was quite soft and lacking the usual biscotti crunch so hopefully that hour will do wonders for them!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chocolate Roll

This week we made a chocolate roll up cake with marshmallow cream filling. This was OK but I think I made two crucial errors: 1. I did not use marshmallow cream, instead I just melted marshmallows and made my own cream which then ran all over the place and was a mess. 2. I think I should have read other reviews earlier and used ice cream instead of the cream anyways.

All in all, this would be great if you are making an ice cream roll thing. Otherwise, I'm not so sure, it was a bit like eating very very sugary packing peanuts (the cream part very sugary, the cake part very strange texture, but a texture that would support ice cream nicely).

Here is my photo. My food photographer says she does the best she can with what I give her and her camera phone. (I hope she gets a new and improved camera phone for Chrimbo so that my photos will start looking more like this...)
(perhaps I just need them to be bigger photos for starters)

Also, I suppose I should thank my little baking minion L and my food tasting staff M, L, and K for getting me through this week!

See other reviews and the recipe here:

Friday, December 7, 2012

Large Danish Bread

I'm a little late with this week's post but I'll put some pics up tonight.
We made a large danish bread. I actually made them into little indivual ones and used a lemon curd instead of a cherry filling. They were great!

see the recipe here: